Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.

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Seahawks training camp begins July 31, and in our countdown to camp, we’ll answer a key question every day until the team is back on the field at the team’s facility in Renton.

Today’s question: Will linebacker Bobby Wagner be signed to a contract extension?

The Russell Wilson contract saga has overshadowed the Seahawks’ hope to get another core player — middle linebacker Bobby Wagner — signed to an extension.

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Wagner’s situation is similar to Wilson’s. Drafted in 2012, Wagner is entering the final season of his initial four-year rookie contract, and is eligible for an extension.

The thought was that the Seahawks were hoping to get Wilson’s mega-deal done before moving on to other possible extensions.

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Seattle may wait to see what develops with Wilson over the next week or so before moving on to Wagner. If nothing gets done, the urgency could increase to get a deal signed with Wagner.

Joel Corry, a former NFL agent who writes about the salary cap for CBSSports.com, said it would be in Seattle’s best interests to reach a deal with Wagner quickly.

Carolina recently exercised an option on Kuechly’s 2016 contract that will pay him $11.1 million — no other inside linebacker makes more than $10 million per year. But observers believe the Panthers hope to work out a long-term extension with Kuechly that could pay him $12 million or more per season.

Corry said Kuechly undoubtedly would command a higher salary than Wagner. Still, if Kuechly were to sign a significant deal before Wagner, it could compel Seattle to pay more.

Corry said Seattle’s salary cap remains in good enough shape to get contracts done with Wilson and Wagner.

He also said in the case of Wagner, there’s no need for concern if it’s not done by the regular season.

Though there appears to be a deadline in the talks with Wilson, that likely isn’t the case with Wagner. And Seattle has shown it has no issues with signing contracts during the season, as evidenced by the deals signed in December by defensive end Cliff Avril and linebacker K.J. Wright.

Up next: Will Tyler Lockett revive the return game?